The name Garnet comes from the Latin “Garanatus”, meaning “seedlike”. This refers to the seeds inside a Pomegranate that look like sparkling Garnets.
Plato is said to have had his portrait engraved on a Garnet and a necklace was found in a grave as far back as 3000 B.C. Garnets are very durable which is why they have survived through the ages.
Garnets are believed to ease the effects of depression and to protect you on trips. They are also considered to bring luck to a business.
Garnets are a symbol of love and compassion so Garnet jewellery makes a wonderful gift.
Garnet is the birth stone for January and represents the 2nd year of marriage.